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Choosing What Kind of Office is Right For Your Small Business

While building your business, you might have to make some decisions about what kind of office space arrangement is best suited for your organization and business model. Before you make these decisions, you not only need to know what your business needs are, but also what types of office situations are available to your small business. Maybe your small business is best run from home or on the road. You will still discover that you need a proper professional business address, preferably one at a prestigious business location. In that case, you may only need a virtual office arrangement that offers mail service for a low monthly fee. Your customers see that you have a real physical business address – and not just a home office or a post office box. Some small businesses need a little more tha...

Not All Toronto Meeting Rooms For Rent Are The Same

Entrepreneurs, small business and branch office people who do not have their own meeting rooms or boardrooms in their offices or who work from home, will often look to rent meeting rooms in Toronto for important meetings.

Happy Canada Day 2015

One of our international office space tenants asked us why we are closed on July 1st, but the fact is we are not closed to tenants on holidays such as Canada Day. Our office tenants have full access to their offices, boardrooms and most of the amenities they are accustomed to, such as network printers, photocopiers and fax machines. The only things that are not available to office tenants who have 24 hour access 365 days a year is reception services and our helpful staff. Our international tenants who need to work on Canadian holidays will often plan to have their calls bypass the receptionist or allow their calls to go to voicemail. One of our USA based office clients that runs the Canadian branch office has their calls forwarded to their company headquarters on Canadian holidays because ...

The Benefits of a Business Centre

In a recent post titled Alternative office solutions we discussed some of the benefits of an office space in a business centre. The truth is, business centres have always been the best bet for any growing business, however, the alternative trend in office space is a juggernaut that has become a staple with mainstream businesses – not just start-ups and tech companies. Resources for the Benefits of a Business Centre Recently we have begun the process of building a community for our business centre clients to “showcase” their services and share their business experiences – which in turn positions the business centre as more of a resource beyond just providing space. Watch for announcements as we begin a to add features to this community. As we recorded these video interviews, we ...

Alternative Office Solutions

What is an Alternative Office Solution? Simply put, it is a new type of office space design and philosophy that removes a lot of the headaches and expenses of traditional office space with much more emphasis on “collaboration space” – or as we like to call it “we space.” At first it was thought to be just a type of office space suitable for tech companies and young start-ups. Increasingly however, alternative office space is becoming mainstream with millennials actually preferring this new philosophy of office design. Typically, alternative office spaces are business centres – some sort of business incubator set-up where two companies “share” office spaces and leasing expenses often in traditional office spaces and/or co-working centres (which are basically business centres with less suppo...

‘Seniorpreneurs’ are Turning to Office Business Centres for Their Office Space

The terms entrepreneur and start-up have traditionally been associated with risk and starting off with nothing, but this new breed of entrepreneurs are the retiring "baby boomers" who have spent a lifetime building their wealth and are not interested in taking on too much risk.

Having Access to Virtual Office Services During the Pan Am Games Can Be Good

With the Pan American Games in Toronto July 10-26 and Parapan American Games August 7-15, traffic in Toronto is going to be chaotic. In an effort to avoid the traffic congestion and other crowding issues caused by the games, many of our office-for-rent tenants are asking about working remotely from home or somewhere outside of the city. Because Telsec offers remote working services to their virtual office clients, we are able to offer our office-for-rent clients options to work away from the office, while their customers believe they are in the office and it is business as usual. Try doing that in a tradition rental office! Instead of having their postal mail and correspondence delivered to their office when they are away, some office tenants are opting to pay a small administrative fee to...

Ongoing Planning has Never Been More Important to Your Business Success

Whether your business is home-based or a fortune 500 enterprise, no individual and certainly no business can predict the future. Especially in these volatile times, businesses must prepare for unforeseen circumstances and have a plan in place well in advance for disaster recovery. A shocking reminder of this is the Boston Marathon bombings. Not only did innocent people lose their lives with hundreds injured, all businesses in that area were forced to close down for an undetermined amount of time. And let’s not forget about the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy along the U.S. east coast a few years ago. Home-based businesses and SMB’s working out of their home need to have a plan for building a business or creating a good job for themselves. If you only see your business as providing a job, ...

Have you heard about the “Donate & Learn” event at Ryerson University June 30, 2015?

One of our office space for rent tenant, Green Lotus, is organizing the annual Donate & Learn Expo to help small businesses learn the latest online marketing techniques, while giving back to a great cause. How did it all start? In early 2012 Bassem Ghali (Founder of Green Lotus) wanted to give back to the community in a big way. With his expertise and network of marketing professionals, Bassem wanted to create an online marketing workshop and bring the community together in support of a local charity. More than 220 guests attended the sold-out event and he raised close to $3,800 for the YWCA Toronto! In 2013, the Donate & Learn initiative gained the support of GoDaddy. With GoDaddy as a major supporter, the Donate & Learn initiative grew. The Donate & Learn Workshop was sol...

An Interview With Judi Hughes of Your Planning Partners

This video and transcript are from an interview that Ian Payton of Telsec Business Centres conducted with Judi Hughes, co-founder and President of Your Planning Partners Ltd. It’s the first in a series of interviews with members of our community with the goal of raising client visibility within the Telsec business community and elsewhere. Judi Hughes, Co-Founder and President of Your Planning Partners Ian: Hi, can you introduce yourself? Judi: Absolutely! I’m Judi Hughes and my company is Your Planning Partners. I’m the President and Managing Partner. Ian: Would you like to give us an idea about what your business does? Judi: Your Planning Partners is a boutique management consulting firm. We work with established business owners who’ve been in business 3 to 5 years...